My Vcarve Tool Settings

HOW TO PAINT THE TEXT OF A V CARVE EASY WITH NO SANDING

My Other Vcarve Tool Settings

PASS THRU LONG PROJECTS

F ENGRAVE CLOCK MAKING GUIDE

FINISHING GUIDE

This one and the 1/8" version with 1/4" shank:
Whiteside Router Bits RD2100 Standard Spiral Bit with Down Cut Solid Carbide 1/4-Inch Cutting Diameter and 1-Inch Cutting Length


Feed and speeds info:
Feed rate: 80ipm
Plunge rate: 20ipm
step over: 40%
Depth per pass: .06"

True point v bit for v carving:
Whiteside Router Bits 1540 V-Groove 60-Degree 1/4-Inch Cutting Diameter and 7/32-Inch Point Length


Feed and speeds info:
Feed rate: 60ipm
Plunge rate: 30ipm
Clearance step over: .05"
Final pass step over: .008"

Depth per pass: .08"

If your V bit has a flat tip (and a lot do),

this is how to set up the bits

Engraving bits. Good for edge lit acrylic signs
Carbide PCB Engraving CNC Bit Router Tool 30 Degree 0.1mm Pack Of 10


Feed rate: 90ipm
Plunge rate: 30ipm
Step over: 60%
Specified bit diameter in Easel: .015"

here is a document I whipped up quick to show how to center a cutout in easel on an F engrave carved clock face.

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My Vcarve Tool Settings

LIST OF MY FAVORITE BITS

Long 1/8" end mill for tight cutouts thru thick material. 1/8" shank. Can be order at various lengths.
Cobra Carbide 20165 Micro Grain Solid Carbide Long Length General End Mill, TiN Coated, 2 Flute, 30 Degrees Helix, Square End, 3/4" Cutting Length, 1/8" Cutting Diameter, 2-1/4" Length (Pack of 1)

For 3D (I do .02" final pass with .008" stepover @ 120ipm):
SYT@ CNC Carving 3.92 Deg, 2 flutes, Tapered Angle Ball. Tip radius=1.0mm X 1/4" Shank tungsten Solid Carbide HRC55 with TiAIN Coated


Feed and speeds info:
Feed rate: 120ipm
Plunge rate: 70ipm
step over: 8%

I whipped up a theoretical guide

FINSHING AND WOOD WORKING TIPS